How to Kill Roaches - Welcome to Part 3 in our 7 part Cockroach Control on a budget series.
No doubt if you see a cockroach your first reaction is to stamp on it…. Well don’t!
How to Kill Roaches
I can’t 100% verify that it’s true but to be on the safe side it’s best not to stamp on cockroaches because some species carry the egg sacks with them. If you stamp on them you could possibly spread the eggs around and have more hatch.
So how do you kill them?
The quickest and probably most expensive method is a can of cockroach or suitable bug spray. Many people suggest RAID. Simple keep spraying the animal until it dies and then carefully scoop it up in a paper towel and dispose of it.
Other methods that may not always work but are at least cheap and green include.
Soap… Fill a spray bottle with soap and water then spray the beast. The soap theoretically covers the roaches pores leaving it unable to breathe. This is a pretty sad way to kill an animal as it effectively drowns to death, I know you probably don’t consider insects fully aware animals but it still consumes me with some level of guilt!
Washing Up Liquid. Like soap but stronger, just squirt it with a glob of washing up liquid and wait for it to die. Maybe a bit quicker than soap so mildly more humane!
Baking Soda. Again just cover it with baking soda and it should dry the thing up and kill it.
All pretty brutal and in some ways cruel but it could be considered necessary if you are going to rid your home of roaches and keep an infestation at bay.
Now that you have killing part down pat it’s time for a long term eradication plan, you need to approach the whole problem and keep at it until the roaches are no longer being seen in your home and you can rest for a while. The next part in the series talks a little more about this.
Cockroach Control- 7 part Series
- Cockroach Infestation
- Types of Cockroaches
- How to Kill Roaches – This Post
- How To Get Rid of Roaches
- Boric Acid, Roaches
- Where to Buy Boric Acid
- Cockroach Control, Other Tips and Tricks
How many times have you had to kill a cockroach and did it bother you at all? Did you use a spray, the stamping method or some other way? I know some people seem to enjoy the torture method but something tells me this doesn’t exactly teach the insect world any lessons! - How to Kill Roaches